First off, so long Dan Meyer - enjoy your time back in Sacramento pitching for the AAA Rivercats since you weren't released by the organization and instead just sent back down to the minors yet again. Thanks for being dumb and trying to pitch through a shoulder injury after being traded. I was a big proponent of giving him "one last shot" this season to see if he was going to ever stick as a big leaguer, and it didn't take long for the question to be answered with a resounding "NO"
***EDIT*** No, Dan Meyer was not released by the team, which apparently some people took the first paragraph to mean. He was optioned down to AAA Sacramento after yesterday's game. I'm assuming he'll never be in Oakland again, however, since he's basically proven that he cannot get major league hitters out. ***EDIT***
Second, does anybody else find it a little bit strange that Kirk is being called up instead of Eveland? I mean, maybe it's just me, but I think that if Eveland is going to "make it" as a MLB caliber starter, he should at least be with the team still and gettin guidance from Curt Young and co.
On the other hand, even though he hasn't been good for the last few years, I have a soft spot in my heart for Los Kirk. His 2005 season in which he was a pretty darn good 5th starter was rewarded with a demotion to the bullpen (curse you, Esteban Loaiza!) and the subsequent trade to Cincinnati.
But, hey, he's got a 2.35 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP this season (plz don't look @ his samplesize kthxbye) so he's clearly the best pitcher in the AL!